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Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks

The Boughton is a traditional chicken house and provides comfortable and easy to maintain accommodation for up to six chickens.

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Boughton Chicken Coop
Boughton Chicken Coop
  €499.00
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Extreme Temperature Jacket for Boughton Chicken Coop
  €119.99

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The Boughton Chicken Coop. The Boughton Chicken Coop houses six medium hens.

Its elegant design has stood the test of time and has become a chicken house design classic. The Boughton is our best selling wooden chicken house and provides comfortable accommodation for up to six chickens. It is the ideal solution for the first time chicken keeper.

The Boughton hen house is specifically designed for bantams and medium sized birds, who will find the warm interior and private nest box very much to their liking.

The Boughton chicken coop with full length door open. Full length doors allow access for easy cleaning

The Boughton chicken house has full length side doors which allow easy access to the inside of the house. The retractable ramp means you can get into all areas of the house when cleaning.

The Boughton is easy to move around the garden with its stout carrying handles. If you're looking to leave your hen house in place, or have limited space, the carry handles can be easily removed.

The Boughton chicken coop on grass. A sleeping area over the run gives hens more space to roam around below.

The Boughton uses less space than other traditional arks because the sleeping area is located directly over the run. This design also means the chickens are protected from the sun and rain.

Secure Fox-Resistant Chicken Coop

The house has an easy to use, hinged ladder which may be drawn up from outside to secure the birds at night.

Young child collecting eggs from Boughton chicken coop. Very easy for even children to use - so they can have the joy of collecting your eggs

The nesting box is located at the end of the chicken ark and has an external egg collecting door. It is very easy for children to use – so they can run down in the morning to collect the eggs.

Free Range Run Door

You can access all areas of the run using the handy doors at each end. This makes it very easy to catch a chicken, let them out of the run, or top up the feeders and drinkers.

Nest Box

Nest box shutters in Boughton chicken coop.

The unique nesting box night shutter stops the chickens sleeping in the nesting box, dramatically reducing the amount of droppings that the chickens leave in the nest box and cutting down on egg cleaning time.

Roosting Bar

Interior of Boughton chicken coop.

The solid, single-piece roosting bar provides a solid place for your chickens to perch while they sleep.

Retractable Ramp

View of ramp from inside Boughton chicken coop.

The Ramp that sits between the roosting area and the run can be easily retracted to keep your chickens warm and safe at night. Simply pull the rope on the outside of the house and up it comes!

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Forsham Cottage Arks have been making chicken arks since 1979. In 2011 Forsham became a part of Omlet. Over three decades, Forsham have learnt what makes both pets and their owners happy. Designed for ease of use and durability, Forsham products have been tried and tested by tens of thousands of happy customers. That’s why when you buy a Forsham product you can be sure you are buying a finely-tuned, hand-crafted home for your pets. Not all chicken houses are made this way.

Old photo of Forsham bird house being built.

1979 - An unemployed printer, recently made redundant from the Kentish Messenger, returns to his old paper to place a small advert: 'Good Quality Poultry House For Sale.' It results in fifteen enquiries and seven orders. Forsham Cottage Arks is born.

1983 - As the volume of orders increases, Forsham takes on their first employee - a retired joiner from their village called Lenny

1988 - Forsham begins to sell its products through Harrods. Kew Gardens installs a Forsham Dovecote on its grounds.

1990 - Forsham exhibits its products at the Chelsea Flower Show. The stand proves very popular and they are asked to return the following year.

1993 - Forsham supplies a Boughton Chicken Coop to Channel 4's 'Big Breakfast'.

2000 - The Poultry Club of Great Britain presents a Forsham Lenham Chicken Coop to HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in celebration of her 100th Birthday.

2002 - Forsham supplies a Lenham Chicken Coop to Channel 4's 'Big Brother'. Many people commented that the chickens were more interesting to watch than the people.

2008 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall uses a Forsham Lenham Chicken Coop for his hens as part of his Chicken Out campaign.

2011 - Forsham Cottage Arks is bought by Omlet. The purchase brings together two companies that share a common vision of producing the best pet housing in the world.

Forsham Timber. The slide out dropping tray makes cleaning simple

Unlike cheaper chicken houses that are made of low-grade softwood, we use only the best sustainably-farmed slow growing spruce for our chicken houses. After carefully sourcing the right kind of wood, we make sure it is properly treated to last a lifetime outside.

All the sections we use are planed all round so there are no scruffy faces or splinters.

The dimensions of the Boughton chicken coop. Boughton Chicken Coop Dimensions

The Forsham Cottage Arks Boughton Chicken Ark is designed for up to six medium sized chickens. As they require additional head height in the nesting area, the Boughton is not recommended for larger breeds such as Buff Orpingtons or Cochins.

Please note, Boughton Chicken Coops are delivered on pallets. If you have restricted access please mention this on your order notes

Materials:

House: Whitewood Picea Abies (Norweigan Spruce)
Run: Zinc Coated Steel Mesh, 12.5 x 12.5mm Wire Pitch

Omlet 30 day guarantee.

We're so confident that you'll love everything about your Forsham Chicken Coop that we offer a 30 day, no quibble, money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied with the Boughton or the chickens you can send it back to us for a full refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Verified Reviews - Boughton Chicken Coop by Forsham Cottage Arks


Cosy quilty thing - Liz,

This lovely quilty thing gives me a good night’s sleep…I no longer have to worry if my girlies might be cold..so I can relax knowing they are cosy and their wattles are not going to get frosted….
Review for: Extreme Temperature Jacket for Boughton Chicken Coop

Verified Purchase: Jan 2022 This reviewer has 2-4 Rescue chickens Rhod pets


What a great Chicken Coop - Lindsay,

We use our Boughton Coop to house three young Bantam chicks. I have designed some furniture myself in the past but have rarely come across such a well ordered, thoughtful and beautiful structure. It says in the assembly manual that you need two people to put it together but I managed to do it on my own and all things lined up perfectly (IKEA eat your heart out!). It looks great in our garden and I am currently painting it green to blend in a bit more and preserve it. Although expensive it is well worth the money and will meet our, and our chicken's, needs for many years to come.
Review for: Extreme Temperature Jacket for Boughton Chicken Coop

This reviewer has 2-4 Bantams pets


Extreme temperature Jacket fr Boughton Chicken Coop - Ruth,

excellent product does what it says on the tin!Very well made product , our hens are dry and cosy now:)
Review for: Extreme Temperature Jacket for Boughton Chicken Coop

Verified Purchase: Mar 2021 This reviewer has 2-4 Warrens pets


What a [s]coop! - John,

I bought a Boughton and am delighted with it. It is beautifully designed and easy to assemble with sensible pictures of the assembly stages. May I offer four suggestions? 1 It should be possible within the price for you to tanalise [not sure of spelling] the timber. However, I have put preservative on the outside of mine and it really looks good in green. 2 The instructions miss off one stage at the end. I realised this when I had a loose part and two screws left. The perch support needs the screws from underneath. 3 I cut and fitted a 4' broom handle [£2 from B+Q] for a downstairs perch across the coop.. The bantams love it. 4 The coop is ideal for no more than 2 or 3 bantams if no extra run is attached. Hope these comments are helpful. John Murfitt Cornwall
Review for: Boughton Chicken Coop

Verified Purchase: Jul 2020


Good service , shame the wood is not as good as the original - Jill,

Some of the panels were split through and were replaced. It’s a pity this is now made of using a soft wood, even with wood preservative not sure it will last as long as my old original one has. However Polly was extremely helpful in replacing parts that were split through.
Review for: Boughton Chicken Coop

Verified Purchase: Jul 2020

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